This website monitors the 5G market, assessing progress towards EU policy goals such as the 5G Action Plan, the 5G Security Toolbox and the Digital Decade. We examine issues including 5G coverage; spectrum awards; adoption by new vertical industries like factories and agriculture; and public policies to stimulate 5G’s growth.

Our main focus is 5G in Europe, but we also examine major international markets like the USA, Japan, China and South Korea. Every quarter we produce a detailed report analysing recent developments.

Latest News in Europe

Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson trial cross-border 5G

The two companies conducted the test at the German and French border, as well as the border of Germany and Luxembourg.

Italy awards more 5G infrastructure funding contracts

A joint venture between Italian mobile operators Vodafone and TIM has won six lots of funding with a combined value of €345 million.

T-Mobile Netherlands signs long-term contract with Ericsson

T-Mobile says it will use Ericsson equipment for its upcoming 5G network. The company had previously used Huawei for its 4G network.

Nokia and Proximus conduct 5G network slicing trial

Nokia and Belgian operator Proximus tested the technology at the Proximus 5G Innovation Lab in Brussels.

Belgium completes 5G spectrum auction

Citymesh Mobile has emerged as a fourth operator in the Belgian market by securing spectrum in all the bands on offer.

Airbus expands 5G private network to new European countries

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says it will deploy its 5G private network in UK and Spain in the coming months.

Elisa Estonia launches 5G using new 3.6 GHz licence

Elisa says its network will initially be used to offer fixed wireless access (FWA) home and office broadband services.

Nokia launches 5G lab in France

Nokia has announced it will be heading the “5G Innov Lab” platform which will serve as a testing ground for 5G industrial use cases.

Report: 37% of private mobile network deployments use 5G

A new report published by Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) finds that 5G private networks are growing in popularity, although 59% of private networks use LTE rather than 5G.

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Latest News outside Europe

China’s fourth mobile operator launches 5G

State-owned telecom operator China Broadnet will use its 700 MHz spectrum holdings to run its new network.

Report: 37% of private mobile network deployments use 5G

A new report published by Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) finds that 5G private networks are growing in popularity, although 59% of private networks use LTE rather than 5G.

India announces 5G auction to take place in July

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced that the much-anticipated auction will award a total of 72 GHz of spectrum in a wide variety of bands.

Brazil considers 5G restrictions over altimeter concerns

The Brazilian telecommunications regulator Anatel has proposed curbs on 5G base stations operating near airports.

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